A distressing update from Ukraine – we will be doing all we can to help and are grateful for the support that enables us to do soDear Pauline and Alan, From our letters and photos you could see that the Revival is working again, children and parents are smiling, joyful, happy. We are also happy and satisfied that together with you we are doing such a necessary thing. We continue to do good job! But we are very sad when we see houses, schools, kindergartens, libraries, stadiums and much more destroyed by the bombing. Also, the surrounding villages and dachas, where fierce battles took place and racists were defeated, were completely destroyed. We are proud of our armed forces and territorial defense forces! The city is gradually coming to life, bus service has been restored, some trolleybus lines have been restored, so trolleybuses are already running on some routes. But we bring our employees from remote areas with our own transport of our Centre. Almost everyone got shelled houses in areas close to Russia and Belarus. Rockets periodically arriving at military sites and airfields. There are serious losses. Passports and other documents are checked at checkpoints at all exits from the city. Defensive structures are being built on the roads outside the city. Everything reminds us that we have a war, although great battles are taking place in Donbass and southern Ukraine. I would like to inform you about one of our problems about the destroyed and damaged housing of the employees of our Centre during the massive bombings and shelling of our city with rockets and shells by the Russian occupiers. A total of 42 families were affected, four of them – houses were completely destroyed:
- Natasha DERKACH is an accountant, she died of shrapnel wounds incompatible with life. Her husband was seriously injured – he died in hospital without regaining consciousness. Their son has survived, he was working in Poland at that time.
- Volodymyr YUVCHYK – a worker of the maintenance department, received injuries, contusions, was in hospital, has now started work.
- Oksana SHTUPUN – cook, during the active hostilities lived in the Centre, working around the clock with two other employees of the food unit, preparing food for 90-100 people who at that time found social shelter in the Centre.
- Valentina POPLAVSKA, a palliative care nurse, is currently working.